SMDC / ARSTRAT

U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command / Army Forces Strategic Command

Mission

USASMDC/ARSTRAT conducts space and missile defense operations and provides planning, integration, control and coordination of Army forces and capabilities in support of U.S. Strategic Command missions (strategic deterrence, integrated missile defense, and space operations); serves as the Army force modernization proponent for space, high altitude and global missile defense; serves as the Army operational integrator for global missile defense; and conducts mission-related research and development in support of Army Title 10 responsibilities.

Leaders

  • Lt. Gen. James H. Dickinson Commanding General Lt. Gen. James H. Dickinson

SMDC/ARSTRAT Vision

One synchronized USASMDC/ARSTRAT team develops and provides leading-edge space, missile defense, and high altitude forces and capabilities for the warfighter and for the Army wherever and whenever required.

Purpose

The joint force increasingly faces adversary capabilities that challenge its freedom of access to key regions and domains. These challenges threaten our homeland and broader American strategic efforts. USASMDC/ARSTRAT develops and provides current and future capabilities that deter, deny, and defeat these challenges to support the Nation's strategic ends..

Methods

Protect our homeland through a diverse and broad spectrum of supporting capabilities and contributions from across the command.

Provide combat-ready force and capabilities through an effective and efficient system that supports superiority against any adversary, at any time, in any place, under any condition.

Plan and conduct synchronized global operations through an organization and culture that embraces and executes based on a mindset that is globally-integrated, highlycollaborative, and fully-enabled.

Prepare or adopt leap-ahead concepts and technologies through excellence in combat and material development and other activities designed to contribute to the current fight, which also will enable the next generation to prevail in conflicts to come.

Preserve and account for the Nation's critical resources through the establishment, maintenance, and normalization of policies and systems created to ensure appropriate and effective stewardship.

Promote and foster a positive command climate through the establishment, maintenance, and normalization of policies and systems that ensure a healthy relationship between the command and its workforce and Families.